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7/19/10

GIVEAWAY! April and Oliver by Tess Callahan

Product Description

Best friends since childhood, the sexual tension between April and Oliver has always been palpable. Years after being completely inseparable, they become strangers, but the wildly different paths of their lives cross once again with the sudden death of April's brother. Oliver, the responsible, newly engaged law student finds himself drawn more than ever to the reckless, mystifying April - and cracks begin to appear in his carefully constructed life. Even as Oliver attempts to "save" his childhood friend from her grief, her menacing boyfriend and herself, it soon becomes apparent that Oliver has some secrets of his own--secrets he hasn't shared with anyone, even his fiancé. But April knows, and her reappearance in his life derails him. Is it really April's life that is unraveling, or is it his own? The answer awaits at the end of a downward spiral...towards salvation.

About the Author

A painter, teacher and mother of twins, Tess Callahan has written for Cottonwood, The Stylus Anthology: 1950-2000, The Boston College Magazine, New York Newsday and elsewhere through syndication. When not exploring the complex motivations of intriguing characters (in her personal life and in her work), she finds nourishment and sustenance in periodic travels to wild, austere landscapes around the world. Tess has an MFA in Fiction from Bennington College. April & Oliver is her first novel.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; First Printing edition (June 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446540595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446540599
Be Sure to check out the reading group guide!
Reading Group Guide: http://tesscallahan.com/reading-groups/
This will make an excellent choice for your book group.



WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?

Please use a NEW AND SEPARATE comment for each entry.

Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addtress (no PO Boxes)
Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 8.3.10
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by Hatchette Book Group and up to three (3) copies will be available depending on entries.

+1 Leave a comment with an email address (you can do this daily for extra entries)
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+1 Post about this giveaway on your social networking site and leave me a link here.  You can do this daily and receive an entry for each link you leave.  One per day per site.
+3 Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link 
+1 Visit the author's website and leave me an interesting fact  http://www.tesscallahan.com/
+1 Sign up to follow Tess Callahan's blog  HERE
+1 Follow Tess Callahan on Twitter HERE
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153 comments:

  1. this book sounds really interesting!

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  8. An interesting fact to me anyway is that the book has a different cover for each country it will be sold in. kittycrochettwo[at]msn[dot]com.

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  10. I posted about this giveaway on my blog here is the link.
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  11. Jane:
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  12. This does sound like a good book, please count me in. Thanks!
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  13. I am a GFC follower #1.
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  14. I am a GFC follower #2.
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  15. Tess is the mother of twins!
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  17. +1 Vidishamun@gmail.com
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  18. Thank you for entering me. =)
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  19. I'm a follower.
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  20. I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. GFC follower #1

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  22. GFC Follower #2

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  23. Daily entry 7/20. Thanks!
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  24. I've been wanting to read this book so here goes!

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  25. +1 for being your friend on Goodreads

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  26. +1 for Following Tess on Twitter (Galvezbookgirl)

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  27. +1, Please enter me. I'd love to read this novel.

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  28. +2 GFC Follower (name BRN)

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  29. +3 Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link, http://wp.me/pLm4B-5w

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  30. +1 interesting fact, It took almost 10 years to write the novel!

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  31. +1 follow Tess Callahan's blog, I do via email.

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  32. Win a Book misses you... and I'm overdue for being made fun of, you know.

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  33. Daily Entry 7/20

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  34. April and Oliver sounds like a good summer read.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  35. Daily entry 7/21. Thanks!
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  36. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me. I'd love to read this novel.

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  37. Daily Entry 7/21

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  38. e-mail +1 twilightforever.edward(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. +1 Follow Tess Callahan on Twitter @KailiaSage

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  40. Daily entry kittycrochettwo at msn dot com.

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  41. Can young love be separated early in life and reunite years later. happens more often than a person thinks. This sounds like a great read.

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  42. I am a google follower.

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  43. Daily entry 7/22.
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  44. Daily Entry 7/22

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  45. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  46. I would love to win that book!
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  47. I followed you through GFC
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  48. Daily entry 7/23.
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  49. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  50. Daily Entry 7/23

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  51. I would love to win a copy!

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  52. Daily entry 7/24.
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  53. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  54. I'd like a chance into this giveaway thanks!

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  56. I've heard great things about this book!
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  57. I'm a GFC follower (1)

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  58. I'm a GFC follower (2)

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  59. An interesting fact from the author's website:

    Tess Callahan's favorite authors and poets include Rumi, Mirabai, Rilke, Mary Oliver, Sharon Olds, and Billy Collins, as well as fiction writers Anton Chekhov, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, and Alice Munro.

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  60. Tweeted:
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  61. This book sounds so good, please include me in your giveaway!
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  62. I am a GFC follower #1.
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  63. I am a GFC follower #2.
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  64. I REALLY want to read this book!! Maybe I will be a lucky winner! If not, I will have to buy it as my library doesn't have it, and has not ordered it!!

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  65. I am a Goodreads friend (colleen turner).
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  66. I am a Facebook fan of Swamped.
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  67. I am a Facebook fan of Tess Callahan.
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  68. I follow!

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  69. I follow through GFC!

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  70. I am your friend on goodreads!

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  71. I "like" so swamped on facebook!

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  72. I learned that Tess is the mother of twins. I am also the mother of twins, however one of my twins is one of my "angel babies".

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  73. Sounds like a good choice for my book club

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  74. Swamped FB fan

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  75. Tess Callahan FB fan

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  76. I would like to win!

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  77. I am a follower on GFC.
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  78. Please include me in your giveaway.
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  79. I am a follower.
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  80. Daily Entry 7/24

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  81. Daily entry 7/25.
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  82. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  83. 7/25 daily entry, thanks!

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  84. Daily Entry 7/25

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  85. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  86. Daily entry 7/26

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  88. I'd love to enter!

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  89. I'm a follower.

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  90. GFC Follower

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  92. Added you as a friend on GoodReads (Aik Chien)

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  96. Daily entry 7/27.
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  97. Daily entry 7/27.
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  98. Daily entry 7/27

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  99. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  100. Daily entry for 7/27. Thanks!

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  101. This book sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  102. Daily entry 7/28.
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  103. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  104. Daily Entry 7/28

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  105. Daily entry for 7/28. Thanks!

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  106. Daily entry 7/29.
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  107. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  108. Daily entry for 7/29!

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  109. Daily Entry 7/29

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  110. Thanks for this giveaway

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  114. follow Tess on twitter

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  116. Daily Entry 7/30

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  117. Daily entry 7/30
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  118. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  119. I'd like to win this--it sounds like a good book!

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  125. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  126. Daily entry 7/31.
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  127. Daily entry for 7/31

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  128. Daily Entry 7/31

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  129. +1 Daily entry, (it's 12:31 AM August 1 on the east coast)

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  130. Daily Entry 8/1

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  131. Daily entry 8/1
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  132. Daily entry for 8/1. Thanks!

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  133. Please count me in.


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  134. GFC Follower #1


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  135. GFC Follower #2


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  137. Daily Entry 8/2

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  138. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  139. Daily entry for 8/2.

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  140. +1 Daily entry, Please enter me.

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  142. Daily entry 8/3.

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  143. I am a follower...
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  144. the winners are: (first part of email address, just in case the email ends up in spam)

    bgcchs
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